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President Museveni Needs To Graduate From A Monologue To Dialogue – Former State House Spy Warns

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Mr. Rwomushana

President Museveni has been advised to embrace dialogue if this country is to have meaningful progress.

Appearing on NBS Frontline talk show, on Thursday evening, former State House spy Charles Rwomushana said the country is gripped with generalized violence and many other  acts of criminality but to his surprise, the head of state is not considering the advice and opinions from other stake holders, which is dragging the country further into crisis.

“Mr. Museveni has said that there is Kawukumi, Kawukumi is a bean weevil. if a bean seed is eaten by Kawukumi does that bean germinate? The security apparatus of Uganda was eaten by a bean weevil. The state of Nation address is the representation of the report of the state and its entire cabinet and what does it say, that we have got insurgents in Congo preserved by the UN. What did you do to the UN?  Why are they preserving these insurgents who are now operating in the interior lines, People are dying from generalized violence and all that Mr. Museveni is doing is to monologue yet the elders are saying please graduate to a dialogue,”  Mr. Rwomushana said.

The State minister of Housing Hon. Chris Baryomunsi responded to Mr. Rwomushana that the country was not at its Knees or in any political crisis as alleged by opposition politicians. He said that the National Resistance Movement (NRM) was elected for five years and as government, they are putting much emphasis on service delivery and fulfilling their Manifesto.

“National Dialogue is not a process drive by neither the NRM nor the government.  I was in Entebbe for a meeting and some people were engaging us on the decision that we made in parliament especially the age limit bill but I told them to wait and see, so what happened was an overwhelming victory in the Local Council 1 elections. So, there is no crisis and we still have the constitutional order,” Baryomunsi said.

Democratic Party (DP) President General Hon. Nobart Mao said that one day, when Uganda is in conflict, everyone will advocate for dialogue because it seems the time for that is not yet mature.

“These elders have lived longer than any of us, witnessed the turbulence in this country and if an elder says you need to go to hospital, it means you are sick and I believe as a student of conflict, lived in a conflicted area and even participated for a very long time, I can tell you that one day we shall all call for dialogue,” Mao said.

He added, “Anyway, it is up to the incumbent regime to put an end to this scenario and either accept that we must put first things first and I insist, you cannot think of wearing a nice shoe when you have a thorn in your foot. That thorn has to be removed but this thing is not in our hands.”

Salaam Musumba, a member of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) said that this country was suffering from disorientation. “You see when a country is disoriented, they can’t tell where these issues are coming from. My dear it is governance that has brought this,” Said Ms. Musumba.

Maggie Kigozi who represented the elder’s forum in the debate said that a lot of nationwide consultation were made and they discovered that politics is not the only problem affecting the country like most politicians allege.

Ms. Maggie Kigozi said that every region has its own problem and demands. “I read those list of items not just only Politics but people have a lot of issues, people of Apaa will say the land, People of Bunyoro talked about the Oil and many others, all these were compiled as a result of the nationwide consultations that we made. We need to be focused and work on the systems, the service delivery systems; the election model and the election review commission. I know most of you still have grievances from past elections,” she added.

She said that they (as Elders Council) expect the dialogue to commence and they expect the president to bless the launch of dialogue and come the 21st of this month.

However, Buhwejju County legislator Hon. Francis Mwijukye, who subscribes to FDC party said that according to Maggie Kigozi’s submission, the dialogue was a waste of time because she has not appreciated that there was a crisis in this country. “Why do we have people who can come and chase 200 people from land and they are protected? And the minister of lands does nothing instead it’s the president moving up and down.

At the end of the day we are in a situation where there is a leadership crisis, people are dying, you saw how someone (Kawooya) was arrested in broad day light and the president comes out saying that he was trying to a bite a soldier,” Mwijukye added.

 

By Remmy Atugonza

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Mafias Chased Us From Government, They Are Now Killing Themselves With Their Guns Over Money And Power – Mirundi…

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President Museveni’s former press secretary Joseph Tamale Mirundi has revealed that there are many signs showing that the mafias in president Museveni’s government are fighting each other over money and power.

“You know we intellectuals have information that mafias are fighting each other that is why dead bodies are now being thrown on the streets. Mafias here are very deadly and I’m telling you Uganda will end up like Somalia, they are going to kill themselves,” Mirundi, who was hosted on Pearl FM radio on Saturday said.

He noted that the mafias in Museveni’s government first fought and chased all the people who were loyal to Museveni under the guise of preventing them from stealing tax payers money. Mirundi said that by the time Museveni supporters like him, Ministry of Education Permanent Secretary Asuman Lukwago were kicked out, the mafias were working together.

Mirundi however said that their tormenters have now developed misunderstanding over money and power that’s why they are fighting each other.

The self-claimed media consultant and private investigator further revealed that the mafias in government have guns which they are using now to kill themselves, he gave an example of the gruesome murder of Joshua Nteyireho Ruhegyera and Mary Tumukunde who were gunned down on Entebbe express highway. Mirundi rubbished the arrests made by Uganda police and other security agencies over the current string of murders and kidnaps adding that the arrested suspects never committed these crimes.

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I WANT HER TO VOMIT MY LAND: Mulago Hospital Doctor Drags Former Minister Maria Kiwanuka To Land Probe For Grabbing Her 9 Acres Of Land In Munyonyo…

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L-R: Nabukeera and former minister Maria Kiwanuka

The troubles befalling former finance minister who is also the general manager of Radio one, Akaboozi kubiiri Maria Rhoda Nabasirye Kiwanuka keep pilling each day.

A senior Mulago hospital doctor has now dragged her to the commission of inquiry into land matters for grabbing their 9 acres of land in Munyonyo Kampala.  Rhone Irene Lubega Nabukeera testified before the commission of inquiry into land matters that her father the late Solomon Lubega Byatike Matovu (60) bought 9 acres of land on Kyadondo Block 257 plot 5 from prince Alfred Kigaala, a son to fallen Buganda King, Sir Daudi Chwa in 1964.

“According to the agreement we found at the department of mapping and surveying in Entebbe, our father fully paid the money for the land and lodged a caveat on it to stop unscrupulous people from selling it again, unfortunately, he died before transferring the land into his names,” Nabukeera said.

She told the commission that as a family, they knew that their father left land in Munyonyo but they did not have the documentations until 2006 when a one Yusuf Mukasa, a friend to their late father brought to them the documents.

She said that they went to the registrar of land titles in the Ministry of Lands Housing and Urban Development to find out the status of their late father’s land. She narrated that at the ministry of lands, they were told that the ministry cannot locate their land because it was still in folios even though it was still caveated. They further advised them to consult Entebbe department of mapping and surveying.

She testified that at Entebbe, they carried out an investigation and found out that their land was subdivided was currently on Kyadondo Block 257 plot 5 and 433. Their findings further revealed that the land was registered in the names of Ambrose Wafumba in 1975.

Nabukeera with her lawyer before the commission

They further discovered that the land was transferred from Wafumba and registered in Alima investments Uganda limited which is owned by Maria Nabasirye Kiwana  Kiwanuka, Margate Kiwana, Nakato Mbekeka, Margate Ndibalekera and Janet Nkabidwa, the shareholders of Alima investments. She revealed that efforts to speak to the owners of Alima investments limited were futile and they decided to use legal means. However, every lawyer they approach for assistance abandoned them. Nabukeera revealed that they discovered that there was an invisible hand influencing lawyers to abandon them.

However, Nabukeera found a tough time when commissioner Dr. Rose Nakayi, a Makerere University law don tasked her to present evidence that the land in question was sold to her father.

Nakayi, basing on the documents before the commission told Nabukeera that the land was owned by King Daudi Chwa on behalf of Buganda so his son Kigaala had no powers to sell it.

In response, Nabukeera insisted that the land was given to Kigaala by Chwa so he owned the land in his personal capacity.  She further testified that even her late mother Dorothy Nasolo benefitted from that land as a daughter to king Chwa.

Former Buganda minister Robert Sebunya supported Nabukeera that the said land was owned by King Chwa in his personal capacity not a king. 

Justice Catherine Bamugemereire the chairperson of the commission promised Nabukeera that very soon, Maria Kiwanuka and others will be summoned to explain how they got the contested land.

Maria Nabasirye Kiwanuka is still battling with her husband’s son Sebuliba Kiwanuka who dragged her to the high court civil division accusing her of fraudulently changing the administration of their father’s companies including Oscar industries limited. Sebuliba asked High Court judge Musa Sekana to issue an order to have his father Mohan Kiwanuka’s mental status examined claiming that her step mother Nabasirye is using him to sign strange documents giving her powers to administer his properties.

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WE DON’T WANT YOU HERE: Kayihura In More Trouble, US Stops Him Or Any Of His Family Members From Stepping On US Soil Over Nalufenya Torture House…

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The United States has issued an order stopping former Uganda Police Inspector General of Police Gen.Kale Kayihura from stepping on US soil.

A letter from the US secretary of State, states that the former police chief was involved in serious human rights abuse and corruption. 

“Specifically, the Department has credible information that Kayihura was involved in torture and/or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment, through command responsibility of the Flying Squad, a specialized unit of the Uganda Police Force that reported directly to Kayihura.  

The law also requires the Secretary of State to publicly or privately designate such officials and their immediate family members.  In addition to the public designation of Kale Kayihura, the Department is also publicly designating his spouse, Angela Umurisa Gabuka, his daughter, Tesi Uwibambe, and his son, Kale Rudahigwa,” the letter reads in part.

Kayihura was fired as Police chief by President Yoweri Museveni last year and has since faced several charges in the military court. He is currently out on bail.

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STATEMENT IN FULL

PRESS STATEMENT

MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE

Public Designation, Due to Gross Violations of Human Rights, of Kale Kayihura of Uganda

The Department is publicly designating Kale Kayihura, the former Inspector General of the Uganda Police Force and its commanding officer from 2005-2018, under Section 7031(c) of the FY 2019 Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, due to his involvement in gross violations of human rights.  Specifically, the Department has credible information that Kayihura was involved in torture and/or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment, through command responsibility of the Flying Squad, a specialized unit of the Uganda Police Force that reported directly to Kayihura.  The Treasury Department is concurrently designating Kayihura pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13818, which builds upon and implements the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act.

Section 7031(c) provides that, in cases where the Secretary of State has credible information that foreign officials have been involved in significant corruption or a gross violation of human rights, those individuals and their immediate family members are ineligible for entry into the United States.  The law also requires the Secretary of State to publicly or privately designate such officials and their immediate family members.  In addition to the public designation of Kale Kayihura, the Department is also publicly designating his spouse, Angela Umurisa Gabuka, his daughter, Tesi Uwibambe, and his son, Kale Rudahigwa.

In Executive Order 13818, the President declared a national emergency with respect to serious human rights abuses and corruption globally, which constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States.  Through this E.O., the President has authorized the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of State to impose economic sanctions and visa restrictions, respectively, on persons determined, among other things, to be responsible for or complicit in, or to have directly or indirectly engaged in, serious human rights abuse or corruption.

These actions against Kale Kayihura underscore our concern with human rights violations and abuses in Uganda, as well as our support for accountability for those who engage in such violations and abuses.  We call on the Ugandan government to respect human rights and fundamental freedoms, including the freedoms of expression and peaceful assembly.

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